Eagan Named Drury Head Coach

 Shelbina native Amy Eagan, the daughter of Maurice and Tootie, was promoted to head women’s basketball coach at Drury University on April 13. Eagan spent last season as a Lady Panthers’ assistant coach.

  Eagan replaces Molly Miller who left the Springfield school recently to become head coach at NCAA Division I Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

  Drury was 32-0 and ranked No. 1 in the country when the NCAA cancelled the remainder of the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Once a Class 2 All-State basketball player at South Shelby, Eagan went on to an outstanding collegiate career at Truman State University in Kirksville. She was inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame in 2012.

  Eagan was also head coach at Truman State for six seasons before departing for Drury in 2019. She compiled a 111-62 record while becoming the Bulldogs’ all-time leader in coaching victories. Truman State made two NCAA Division II tournament appearances during Eagan’s tenure, including her final season.

  “Words cannot express my sincere gratitude and excitement to lead this storied program into the future,” Eagan said in a press release. “I am blessed to become a part of the rich tradition of the Drury Lady Panther basketball program.

  “Getting to know the players, boosters and the Drury community this past year is why I’m thankful to make this program my home,” Eagan added.

  Miller described Eagan as “a perfect fit” to take over.

  “The Drury women’s basketball program is in great hands and this alum couldn’t be happier,” Miller said.

  Prior to her stint at Truman State, Eagan had held head coaching positions at Ashland University and Saint Ambrose University, both in Iowa. She was also an assistant coach at Quincy University for four seasons.